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Employee May Proceed with Claim Her Employer Led Her to Believe She Could Take FMLA Leave Before She Qualified

Employers cannot force employees to take medical leave before they become eligible for FMLA leave. Nor can they lull an employee into believing they will be granted leave despite being ineligible, then terminate when they take leave. This seems like common sense, right? Hopefully so, but a recent Wisconsin district court case reminds us common sense does not always prevail in the workplace. More ›

Employee Fails to Prove Equitable Estoppel Regarding her FMLA Eligibility

How specific does an FMLA request have to be? And does an employer's "approval" of a request for leave automatically render that leave to be deemed FMLA leave? Those issues were recently addressed in this Eleventh Circuit opinion. More ›

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